Vehicles based on STLA Medium will be 4350 to 5000 mm long, house battery packs of 87 to 104 kilowatt-hours and offer a range up to 700 km (440 miles), the company said last year in its EV Day presentation.
In announcing new investment for Melfi in June 2021, Stellantis said four new models being allocated there will be full electric.
New Lancia, DS models
The other two models planned for Melfi are a full-electric replacement for the compact DS 7 Crossback SUV, with the internal code name of D74, in late 2025; and a sibling model for Lancia with the code name L74 that is likely to be called Aurelia, Lancia CEO Luca Napolitano told ANE last year.
According to documents, Stellantis will build an average of 90,000 units per year of the four full-electric models between 2026 and 2029 at Melfi.
That will likely mean that additional products, as well as continued production of current internal combustion models, would be needed to fill the factory’s installed capacity of 400,000 units a year.
In an emailed statement, a Stellantis spokesman said that "Melfi in 2024 will begin production of four new electric multi-brand models and a dedicated assembly line for battery packs."
The spokesman declined to identify the brands and the models to be built in Melfi, as well as other manufacturing allocations in Europe.